Detail View: The AMICA Library: Ugolino and his Children

AMICA ID: 
AIC_.1971.21
AMICA Library Year: 
2000
Object Type: 
Sculpture
Creator Name: 
Carpeaux, Jean-Baptiste
Creator Nationality: 
European; French
Creator Role: 
Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 
French; 1827-1875
Creator Name-CRT: 
Jean Baptiste Carpeaux
Title: 
Ugolino and his Children
Title Type: 
preferred
View: 
full view
Creation Date: 
1863/65
Creation Start Date: 
1863
Creation End Date: 
1865
Materials and Techniques: 
Bronze
Classification Term: 
Statuette
Subject Description: 
Group with Ugolino seated on a draped rocky outcrop. The gruesome subject of this work is drawn Dante's Inferno. Count Ugolino and his four sons were imprisoned in a tower to starve to death. Ugolino dinally devoured his children. The heroic musculature of the figures is based on the sculpture of MichelangeloBronze statuette, dark patination; group with Ugolino seated on a draped rocky outcrop, his right arm resting on his knee, his left on the back of one of his children as he looks downward and gnaws his fingers, three of his children, clinging to his legs, the fourth lying expired at his feet. The wh ole is on an oblong plinth.
Creation Place: 
Europe,France
Dimensions: 
48.9 cm
AMICA Contributor: 
The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: 
Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 
1971.21
Credit Line: 
The Art Institute of Chicago, Restricted gift of Mrs. S.G. Rauthbord
Rights: 
Related Image Identifier Link: 
AIC_.C36642.TIF